Something is feeding from the lost and impoverished inhabitants of the city.
Birmingham, England 1991. Fourteen-year-old Tom Rudd lives in the city’s red-light district with his alcoholic father, Malcolm and his pit-bull, Mack. Following a brutal murder near his home, Tom, obsessed with horror films, becomes convinced that something evil is stalking the area, killing at will.
Meanwhile homeless Chrissie witnesses a murder whilst taking shelter in the city’s catacombs. Chrissie sees the killer at work. He finds himself wracked with paranoia and fear as he tries to hide amidst the neon of the city, franticly attempting to avoid the beast.
A chance meeting brings Tom and Chrissie together. Linked by their mutual desperation and loneliness, they embark on a horrifying hunt; one that will bring them face-to-face with a savagery neither could have imagined.
Beasts of a Blue City is a dark horrific adventure set in a city beneath the city; a place of the maleficent and the marvellous, the murderous and the unique. Amongst the wretched and the wrecked, Tom, Chrissie and Mack will find that folklore is just truth that refuses to be forgotten.
Following on from his debut novel, The Master’s Marionettes, author G.J. Wood returns with a story of loss, anger, friendship, and brutality.
Step forth into the night and join the Beasts of a Blue City.
A group of strangers inexplicably linked are drawn to a strange dark place like marionettes with hidden strings.
Boyd Shingles; a middle-aged property dealer, has been duped into purchasing a Red house. Far away from the city in the midst of desolate rural shadows, he meets the disfigured and murderous Mr Clay.
Clay has no memory of his life before the Red House. He's being instructed by the voices coursing though the old, web-woven building. He's assembled a tableau of mutilated victims.
Cullen, a former henchman manipulated and tortured by the puppeteer.
Abbott, an old fisherman and his granddaughter, Lily, have also been drawn into the horrible show by The Master of the Marionettes himself, Leopold Carr.
Carr is a malevolent occultist committed to violent and perverse sacrificial tributes.
No one is safe when the Master of the Marionettes pulls his strings and brings forth a long-forgotten evil that will change their world forever...'
G J Wood's debut novel Master of the Marionettes is a tour de force of modern horror. You'll not be able to put this book down. Horror with no strings attached.